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Single Winner Electoral Systems

Poll finds only a third of Hongkongers understand they can vote for 'super seats'

Only a third of Hongkongers realise they have a vote in the new "super seats" in next month's Legislative Council election, a survey has found.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 3:47am

Only for show

During election season, it's easy to get tunnel vision. When chief executive candidates announce that they will soon announce what everyone has known for months, and that becomes 'news', we know we've been sucked into a political black hole.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Candidates harassed as voters go to polls

Beijing's district and county people's congress elections took place yesterday, with estimates of about nine million people casting votes, amid allegations of harassment of 'independent candidates' standing without official endorsement.

A total of 14,290 deputies will be elected to the grass-roots congresses. Results are expected to be announced in the middle of this month.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

It takes two

What do you call those who say only one Beijing-friendly candidate should run in next year's chief executive selection to avoid a contest among loyalists? Shoeshiners? Lapdogs? I have a word that describes them perfectly but it's not fit to print.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Expenses ceiling of HK$6m challenged

Who can afford election expenses of HK$6 million, the price of some flats, to run for a Legco seat?

That was the question many were asking when lawmakers examined details of the election plan for the chief executive and Legislative Council in 2012 unveiled by the constitutional affairs chief, Stephen Lam Sui-lung, on Saturday.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Olympics steal show from poll's independent candidates

Independent candidates with neither the support of political parties nor the renown of incumbent lawmakers say they have struggled to attract significant media coverage because of the Olympics.

23 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Geographical seats not the only model for one man, one vote

I refer to Michael Jenkins' letter ('Why Hong Kong needs a system based on one man, one vote', April 17).

If Mr Jenkins had read my letter more carefully ('Democrats must ask themselves some difficult political questions', April 9), he would see that I am for one man, one vote.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Poll is unlikely to end tension

Election observers are bracing for a tense postscript to today's voting in Nepal - with the tricky logistics of the polls further complicating affairs.

'Any of the possible [election] outcomes could aggravate tensions, and each would generate powerful losers,' said the International Crisis Group in its most recent report.

10 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Vote-buying rife on eve of poll despite crackdown

Allegations of vote-buying are flying across Taiwan in the final countdown to tomorrow's legislative election.

The number of alleged vote-buying cases has hit a record of more than 6,000 involving more than 10,000 people, according to the Justice Ministry, despite efforts to crack down on the illegal practice.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Several candidates boast doctorates

While many might have the impression that most district councillors are either local leaders or second-tier politicians often called to sort out burst pipes, this year's election has attracted at least seven candidates who have doctorates.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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